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Just the Basics best deals 5/17

Posted May 17, 2012

Just the Basics


Here is your weekly list of good sale prices for the basics at our various grocery & drug stores including milk, meat, produce, coupon items & more. This list includes deals from the sales ads, with a few regular priced items included.

Kroger, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens deals are valid through 5/19.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi deals are valid through 5/22.

Harris Teeter is offering Triple Coupons this week! For all the deals and policies regarding the fabulous event, click the Harris Teeter Triples Ad link in the box above.There are too many to list here so make sure you see the full list!

Kroger is offering a Mega Event this week: Buy 10 participating items in the same transaction and get $4 off instantly at the register and then an additional $1 will also be donated to the USO. Here are some of the participating items. There are many more than will be in store and you can see the full list at Kroger.com. You can mix and match the participating items. Basically, this deal takes off 40 cents from each item after the discount.

Abbreviations used below include:

HT = Harris Teeter
LF = Lowes Foods
FL = Food Lion
RA = Rite Aid
WG = Walgreens

Please post any other favorite basics deals in the comments section below!



No good deals listed in the ads. Did you find a deal on milk this week? Please post it in the comments section below!

Anyone know the regular price of a gallon of milk at Aldi?



Aldi: White Hot dog or hamburger buns, 12 oz., .79

Aldi: Wheat Hot dog buns, .99

HT: Harris Teeter Bread - Old Fashioned White, .87

HT: Hot dog & hamburger buns, .87

HT: Pepperidge Farm whole grain breads BOGO for $2.14 - $1/2 coupon from 4/29 SS = $1.64

Kroger Buns or Bread $1.00


ALDI: Dozen eggs, $1.09



ALDI: Cucumbers, .29 each!

ALDI: Tomatoes, .59 per 20 oz package!

ALDI: Valencia oranges, 4 lb bag, $1.69

ALDI: Zucchini, 3-pack, .69!

ALDI: Red potatoes, 5 lb bag, $1.29!

FL: Large navel oranges, 2 for .88

FL: Bulk garlic, 2 for $1

FL: Bulk yellow onions, .75/lb

FL: Haas avocados, .79 each

FL: Mangoes, .89 each

FL: Gala apples, .99/lb

FL: Iceberg lettuce head, .97 each

FL: Hot house tomatoes, .99/lb

FL: Zucchini or yellow squash, $1.29/lb

FL: Sliced mushrooms, 6 oz., $1.59

FL: Yellow potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

HT: Cucumbers, .69

HT: Vidalia onions, .79/lb

HT: Strawberries, 1 lb., BOGO

HT: Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $3

Kroger: Jumbo Texas Sweet Onions, .59/lb

Kroger: Organic Cameo Apples, .99/lb – good price for organic produce!

Kroger: Red tomatoes on the vine, .99/lb

Kroger: Avocados, .99/lb

Kroger: Yellow or Zucchini squash or green beans, .99/lb

Kroger: Mini peeled carrots, 16 oz., .99

Kroger: Eggplant, .99/lb

Kroger: Anjou or Red Anjou pears, .99/lb

LF: Green limes, 3 for .99

LF: Red tomatoes, one the vine, .97/lb – very good price!

LF: Vidalia sweet onions, .97/lb

LF: Snap green beans, .97/lb – good price

LF: Green bell peppers, .97 each



ALDI: Kirkwood fresh chicken drumsticks, approx 3 lb bag, .99/lb

ALDI: Kirkwood fresh chicken thighs, approx. 3.5 bag, .99/lb

ALDI: Kirkwood frozen chicken breasts, 48 oz., $5.49 ($1.83/lb!)

ALDI: Kirkwood fresh chicken breasts, $1.99/lb

ALDI: Kirkwood fresh chicken tenderloins, $2.29/lb

ALDI: All natural ground beef, 80% lean, $2.89/lb

ALDI: All natural 85/15 ground beef patties, 3 lb, $8.99 ($3 per lb)

ALDI: Hot dogs, 12 oz., .75

ALDI: Beef franks, 16 oz., $2.29

FL: Fresh chicken leg quarters, 10 lb bag, .69/lb

FL: Holly Farms whole fryers, .79/lb

FL: Whole Boston Butt, 1 piece, $1.99/lb

FL: Boneless top sirloin steaks value pack, $3.99/lb.

FL: Food Lion shrimp, 16 oz., frozen, BOGO

HT: Harris Teeter chicken breast, frozen, 2.5 lb, BOGO

HT: EZ peel shrimp BOGO

Kroger: Pork spareribs, $1.77/lb

Kroger: Boneless pork loin, $1.99/lb

LF: Carolina Pride ham portion, smoked, $1.19/lb

LF: Assorted pork chops, $1.99/lb, all natural bone-in, 9 count


Dairy & Frozen

Aldi: Season’s Choice broccoli cuts, 16 oz., .85

HT Kraft cheese BOGO for $1.92 each (my buy price is $1.50 or less for 8 oz)

Kroger cheese singles, 16 oz., $1.50

Kroger cottage cheese, sour cream, 24 oz., $1.66

Kroger cheese, 6 – 8 oz, $1.79 (my buy price is $1.50 or less)

LF: Edy’s Ice Cream, 48 oz., BOGO for $3 AND when you buy 4 in one transaction, you get a coupon for $4 to use on your next transaction. After coupon, they are $2 each – a good price.


Misc. Grocery

FL: Kraft BBQ sauce, 18 oz., BOGO - $1/2 from 5/6 SS

FL: Hunt’s pasta sauce, 26 – 26.5 oz., $1 (this is my buy price for pasta sauce)

HT: HT ketchup, 24 oz., $1 - .50 ZVR HT digital e-coupon (if you got it) = .50

Kroger: General Mills cereal
Sale: $2.39
Discount: .40 mega event discount
Coupon: .50/1 Fiber One coupon from 4/15 SS, $1/3 coupon from 4/22 SS, various printable coupons from CouponNetwork.com
Total after .50 coupon and .40 mega event discount = .99 (very good price for Fiber one!)

LF: LF Ketchup, 24 oz., .88

RA: Kellogg’s cereal and Pop Tarts including Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies
Sale: 3 for $6
+UP: $2 +UP when you buy 3
Coupon: $1/2 Rice Krispies coupon from 4/1 RP (exp 5/13), .50 Pop-Tarts coupon HERE , $1/3 cereal coupon from 5/13 RP, $1/3 Pop-Tarts coupon from 5/13 RP, various printable coupons on Kellogg’s website including $1/2 Froot Loops and $1/3 PopTarts HERE
Total after +UP, a $1/2 coupon and the .50/1 Pop Tarts coupon = .83 each
Total after $1/2 or $1/3 coupon = $1 each (still a decent deal)
Harris Teeter still has a better deal on Pop Tarts with their E-Vic special this week and the printable .50 coupon through 5/15


FL: Coke, 2 ltr, buy 4 in one transaction, get them for .99 each (if you buy 3 they are $1.09 each, if you buy 2 they are $1.25 each and if you buy 1 or more than 4, they are $1.49 each)

Kroger: Pepsi soft drinks, 2 ltr, Buy 4 Get 2 Free = $1 each when you buy 6 at the same time

RA: Pepsi products, 2 ltr, .99 - .55 Pepsi Next coupon from 4/29 Prpsico insert = .44

RA: Simplify soda, 2 ltr, .88

RA: Pepsi 12 pack cans
Sale: 3 for $10.98
+UP: $3 +UP when you buy 3
Coupon: $1 printable coupons for Pepsi Next, Pepsi Max from commonkindness.com HERE
Total with 1 coupon and +UP = $2.33 each
Total with 2 coupons (you can print 1 Pepsi Max and 1 Pepsi Next) and +UP = $1.99 each (a good price)
Total with 3 coupons (you can only print each coupon every 180 days per computer) and +UP = $1.66 (great price if you can print 3 coupons)

WG: Starbucks Refreshers, 12 oz., .99 - .99 Register Rewards AND coupon for FREE Starbucks Refreshers from 4/29 Pepsico insert = FREE (and a moneymaker!)

WG: Pepsi, 2 ltr, $1.00 - .55 Pepsi Next coupon from 4/29 Pepsico insert (if Pepsi Next is included) = .45



FL: Brawny paper towels, 6 big or 8 regular rolls, $5.49 - $1 coupon from 4/29 RP = $4.49

FL: Luvs diapers, jumbo pack, $7.99 - $1 Food Lion e-coupon Click HERE = $6.99

RA: Pantene shampoo, conditioner or stylers
Sale: 2 for $7
+UP: $2 +UP reward when you buy 2
Coupon: BOGO coupon from 4/29 PG insert, $3/2 coupon from 5/13 PG
Total after +UP and BOGO coupon = .75 each (a good deal – better than CVS)

WG: U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, 18 pack, $3.99 - $3 Register Reward = .99 after reward


Pet Care

HT: Milo’s Kitchen dog treats, 3.3 oz., BOGO - $1 coupon from 5/13 RP

Kroger: Old Yeller dog food, 44.1 lb bag, $14.99

LF: Paws dog biscuits, medium, 26 oz., BOGO for $1.45

LF: Alpo dog food, 16 lb bag, $6.99




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  • CouponJenn May 17, 2012

    Jkay & quemaster: Chock full of nuts coffee is 3.99 @ HT this week. Use the. 75 coupon from Sunday's paper & get it for $1.74. Great price for coffee! I like the NY Roast best.

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar May 17, 2012

    TopCopWife - it was the Teeter on Spring Forest/Falls of Neuse...there was a sign on the front of the glass reach-in doors in the milk area...

  • quemaster May 17, 2012

    jkay: I think it is Dollar General that has a BIG can of coffee (Maxwell House) for about 6.65 or $7. That is equal to 3 small cans. They are offering a 'Breakfast Blend' that is even larger size for the same price. This equates to about $2-2.30 for a small can and that's not too bad. I'm getting some of this. Gotta have my coffee!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 17, 2012

    Thanks for the info on milk, everyone. I usually target the $3 and under milk prices. We had so many of them for a few weeks! Milk deals...come back!

  • jkay May 17, 2012

    The SB milk sale is Kroger.

    What about coffee?
    I need a best price on coffee!

  • TopCopWife May 17, 2012

    FlyingUndertheRadar - Which HT did you go? When I look at Smart Balance online at HT it doesn't show it on sale. Now it is part of the Mega Deal at Kroger and I got 1/2 gallon for $0.99 yesterday.

  • quemaster May 17, 2012

    BTW...I just checked the grocery cart tracker (on the WRAL site) and it shows Kroger (Fuquay) had milk for 3.29 on 5/16.

  • quemaster May 17, 2012

    I think the Aldi milk is $3.35 plus or minus a few cents. I was in there Tuesday and that is the normal price. Not great but better than others. Anyone know Walmart's price?

  • couponmom May 17, 2012


    The other day I was in FL and one of the lady was there marking down stuff. And I asked her was she going to mark the milk down and she said if we have some that is getting ready to expired so she did. It expired in like 3 days and I got a gallon of milk for $1.99. So sometimes it dont hurt to ask?

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar May 17, 2012


    Teeter has Smart Balance milk on sale 2/$5...the coupon I used (1.50) expired yesterday :(
    I didn't catch how long it is on sale through, though (maybe it will last longer than one week)

    ...it would be so SWEET if the Coupon Fairies put another set of SB Q's in this Sunday's paper.